Sponsor an Event
Supporting Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) events through sponsorship is an excellent way to broaden your community involvement. Event sponsorship not only helps local businesses reach thousands of families throughout the Basin, but also supports the Foundation’s important restoration activities, educational programs, and advocacy efforts.
LPBF hosts many exciting events throughout the year. There are a variety of event sponsorship opportunities available to corporations, small businesses, and individuals. Being an LPBF sponsor is about much more than writing checks. It is about building a relationship with LPBF and getting to know us, our mission, and our supporters.
While helping to Preserve Our Lake and Save Our Coast is the greatest reason to sponsor an LPBF event, there are many other benefits—including having your name placed on promotional materials and signage, having your logo included in all special event marketing and advertisements, recognition in our newsletters and Annual Report, tickets to special events, and more.
We look to our partners to help us connect with the community where they live, work, and play. We're pleased to help our sponsors make a positive impact.
To learn more about these great LPBF events and how you can become a proud LPBF sponsor, please call the Event Office at 504-836-2205.
Yacht Rock on the Lake
Yacht Rock on the Lake is an annual music festival on the lake at the New Canal Lighthouse and adjacent lakefront field at 8001 Lakeshore Drive. The event will feature throwback tunes from Where Yacht and a host of other entertainers on a large stage. Multiple bars brought to you by the staff of the Velvet Cactus will pour frozen pina coladas, margaritas, wine, beer, and other cocktails. Food will be provided by local food trucks. Stroll along the Lighthouse grounds through our Artists' Village to peruse over 30 arts and crafts vendors from around the Basin. This fun, silly, and zany event is an opportunity for your business to reach an eager crowd ready to celebrate the largest gathering at the West End space in decades as they enjoy a festive evening on the lakefront and support coastal restoration, STEM education, and efforts to keep the Pontchartrain Basin clean for this and future generations.
Beach Sweep presented by Toyota
Beach Sweep is an annual day in September designated to clean up the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. The Beach Sweep is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. Over 1,500 volunteers and sponsors team up to help clean up the areas that drain into the Pontchartrain Basin. Sponsors receive several benefits, including recognition at the Beach Sweep Picnic held at the New Canal Lighthouse.
Toast Our Coast Gala + History Tour
The Toast Our Coast Gala +History Tour (formerly known as the Lakefront History Trolley Tour and Social) takes place annually in October. Guests will enjoy live music, auctions, raffles, and learn about the history of Lake Pontchartrain and the Lakefront on a relaxing trolley car ride. Before, during, and after the trolley tour guests enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment at the New Canal Lighthouse and watch the sunset on beautiful Lake Pontchartrain. Guests are also given a tour of the New Canal Lighthouse Museum. Sponsors have many opportunities to reach the public through event marketing, recognition on event signage, and more.
Lights on the Lake Holiday Bash
The Lights on the Lake Holiday Bash is LPBF's annual holiday celebration held in conjunction with the West End Christmas Boat Parade. Boats decorated for the holiday season parade on Lake Pontchartrain while school choirs and other musical groups sing carols at the New Canal Lighthouse. Guests enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants, take pictures with Santa, and take tours of the New Canal Lighthouse Museum. Best of all, the New Canal Lighthouse provides a phenomenal spot to watch the boat parade! Sponsors receive benefits such as inclusion in event promotions and announcements, logo visibility at the event, and recognition on our website and social media pages.
Other Lighthouse Fundraisers
Other Lighthouse Fundraisers vary from year to year. Please check back often for the latest! For more information on sponsorship and events, please call 504-836-2205.